Perl is an efficient programming language that is regularly used for creating CGI scripts as well as various kinds of web-based apps. Among its main pros is that it works with modules - ready-made batches of code that are employed to perform numerous tasks and to extend the efficiency of a given script without slowing it with unnecessary lines of code. To put it simply, when five tasks have to be performed, you're able to use five lines of program code to call each one of the modules rather than adding hundreds of lines used to generate the actual modules inside your script. Perl is really handy and it can be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of companies have implemented it in their web products or on their high-traffic sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and a lot more. It is ordinarily used in addition to other programming languages for instance PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

In case you purchase a Linux web hosting from our company, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts without any problems because we have plenty of modules installed on the cloud platform where all the shared accounts are created. With each and every package, you will have access to over 3000 modules that you'll be able to use in your scripts and you can find a full list inside your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel along with the path which you need to use in order to gain access to them. Should you use any script which you've downloaded from some third-party site, you can rest assured that it will function perfectly whatever the modules it needs for that. Every .pl script can be executed manually or you can set up a cron job to do this automatically at a specific time interval. In case your web hosting plan does not feature cron jobs, you will be able to add this feature with just a couple of clicks in the Upgrades area of the Control Panel.